SB 373 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
SENATE BILL 373
SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill revises certain rulemaking requirements for the department of corrections.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
03/15/2018 0995s 18-2941
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Department of Corrections; Powers and Duties of Commissioner; Rulemaking. Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 21-H:8, III to read as follows:
III. The commissioner shall adopt, as rules under RSA 541-A, such reasonable internal practices and procedures, [which shall not be considered rules subject to the provisions of RSA 541-A,] except for security protocols, as may be necessary to carry out the duties and programs of the department and its divisions, consistent with this chapter. These procedures shall include at least the following elements:
XI. The commissioner and the commissioner of the department of health and human services shall jointly establish procedures for sharing data, at least in the aggregate, on delinquents and offenders for purposes of correctional planning and needs assessments. These procedures shall not be considered rules subject to RSA 541-A, but shall be subject to RSA 91-A, and shall be established so as to ensure compliance with state and federal confidentiality and privacy laws.
21-H:14 Behavior of Inmates. The commissioner shall establish written standards regarding the behavior and responsibilities of inmates. These standards shall be made available to all such inmates and shall be considered public records. These standards shall [not] be considered rules, subject to the provisions of RSA 541-A, unless the standards are needed on an emergency basis, in which case they shall be exempt from the rulemaking requirements of RSA 541-A.
(e) The department of corrections [and the various county departments of corrections] shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A governing eligibility for home confinement, intensive supervision, and special alternative incarceration programs.
|Feb. 7, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|March 8, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 15, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 10, 2018||House||Hearing|
|April 24, 2018||House||Exec Session|
|May 2, 2018||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1|
|Feb. 7, 2018||Hearing: 02/07/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:20 am; SC 6|
|March 8, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0995s, 03/08/2018; SC 10A|
|March 15, 2018||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0995s, 03/15/2018; SC 12|
|March 15, 2018||Committee Amendment # 2018-0995s, AA, VV; 03/15/2018; SJ 8|
|March 15, 2018||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0995s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/15/2018; SJ 8|
|March 15, 2018||Introduced 03/15/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 8 P. 70|
|April 10, 2018||Public Hearing: 04/10/2018 11:00 AM LOB 306|
|April 24, 2018||Executive Session: 04/24/2018 LOB 306|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-7; RC)|
|May 2, 2018||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 05/02/2018 (Vote 11-7; RC) HC 17 P. 17|
|May 2, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 05/02/2018|